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7 Exciting Things To Do & Eat In LA Between February 2nd - 7th
Celebrate Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and more.
This week might seem like any regular week, but it’s worth pointing out that we all just accomplished something quite difficult: Making it through January. That’s right, winter’s year-within-a-year is over, and February has arrived with the promise of the Olympics, more sunshine, and more reasons to be thankful it’s not January anymore. Get out there and celebrate with these exciting events.
LA is in a golden age of restaurant collabs, and this week, we’re most excited about Anajak Thai and Ototo. The Sherman Oaks Thai spot and Echo Park izakaya are teaming up to create a special set takeout meal with things like koji-marinated roast chicken and Thai-inspired sashimi to lemongrass pork wonton soup. The $150 package feeds two people and is available for pick-up only from Ototo on either February 7th, 8th, or 9th. Supplies are limited, so place your order now.
In celebration of the Lunar New Year, Woon Kitchen in Historic Filipinotown is offering a bunch of specials from Wednesday, February 2nd through Sunday, February 6th. Highlights include stir-fried rice cakes thought to bring good luck and fortune, A “Tiger’s Punch” cocktail, and traditional red envelopes that could be filled with everything from stickers to free t-shirts.
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Not to be outdone in the collab world, Seoul Sausage is partnering with Rice Box, Go Cakes, Lead Language, and The Joseon for a special $48 dosirak box. Each package comes with complimentary banchan, char siu, Korean fried chicken, egg rice, desserts, and more with 10% of all proceeds going to KoreanAmericanStory.org. Pre-orders are now open with pick-ups available between Wednesday, February 2nd and Friday, February 4th.
Eastside Market Italian Deli
If you woke up today in the mood for soup, pay attention: One of our favorite old-school delis, Eastside Deli, makes a special albondigas soup every Wednesday at both the original location in Chinatown and in Los Feliz. Sweet and salty meatballs, salty broth, fresh chopped vegetables—OK, you get the idea. Order online here.
Sara’s Market in East LA is back with a full lineup of exciting pop-ups this weekend. First up, there’s Pizza Kenn on Thursday, February 3rd, then prime beef burgers from Doobie Burgers on Friday, February 4th, and finally Chicky Pancakes on Saturday, February 5th for mini pancakes by the dozen.
The new food hall in San Gabriel will be the site of a Lunar New Year pop-up hosted by Combap Mart. The all-day runs from 11am-8pm this Saturday, February 5th and will feature goods made from Asian-American vendors such as Omsom, Red Boat, and Copper Cow Coffee. If you aren’t able to make it on Saturday, Combap Mart will be hosting a similar event as Runway in Playa Vista on Sunday, February 6th.
Harold & Belles Restaurant
February 1st marked the beginning of Black History Month, and to celebrate, we recommend heading over to this Jefferson Park classic for some of the best—and only—Creole food you’ll find in LA. This 50-year-old South LA staple feels like a small slice of New Orleans, so expect incredible gumbo, jambalaya, and beignets. For even more ideas, be sure to check out our new guide of 20 Black-Owned Restaurants In South LA.